Why Choose 100% Reusable Cloth Diapers?
100% Reusable cloth diapers are the right choice for the planet
We can't keep buying products knowing that we will be throwing them away after only a short period of use. Disposable products create waste, whether that waste is sent to a landfill for 1000 years, flushed and disposed of through wastewater treatment, or composted and disposed of as yard waste. Reusable products do not create waste. Cloth diapers use fewer resources in their manufacture, distribution, use, and disposal.
Announcing the 100% Reusable Cloth Diapers Campaign
The Real Diaper Association announces the 100% Reusable Cloth Diapers Campaign to help parents choose reusable cloth diapers every time, all the time. For the next year we will ask the experts for advice on overcoming any difficulties cloth diapering parents may face.
Who are the experts? They are experienced cloth diapering parents willing to share what they know with new parents, health care providers, and others.
You are the experts! Parents who find 100% reusable solutions in every cloth diapering situation have valuable tips and techniques to share with those who are struggling to succeed.
How Can I Participate?
Spread your knowledge and experience face-to-face in Real Diaper Circles, with friends and family, or online. See below for ways that you can join efforts with other cloth diaperers to help parents and caregivers overcome obstacles to using 100% reusable cloth diapers.
Phase One > Supporting Parents with Cloth Diapers Through the Night - - COMPLETE
The first area we focused on was nighttime cloth diapering. RDA collected tips to succeeding with 100% reusable cloth diapers all night and compiled those answers into a tip sheet for parents new to or struggling with nighttime cloth diapering.
Phase Two > Help Parents Succeed with Cloth Diapers While Traveling - - COMPLETE!
Next we focused on travel. We collected advice for traveling with cloth diapers. We've compiled this advice into a tip sheet that you can print and use for your summer vacations!
Phase Three > Support parents in caring for their cloth diapers - - COMPLETE!
We have all tried different laundering routines to best meet our cloth diapering needs. After consulting hundreds of parents on the subject, we then consulted some scientists and detergent experts to put together a complete guide to laundering cloth diapers.
We Choose Cloth Diapers
Real Diaper Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to cloth diaper education and activism. If you want to use cloth diapers, our volunteers can help you. The volunteers, staff, and board of directors who represent Real Diaper Association are all people who are dedicated to increasing the use of simple, reusable cloth diapers. We are not a diapering choices organization. We will not tell you what diapers you should and shouldn’t use, and we won’t give the media a spicy anti-any-diaper quotation. We make no judgments about the choices of others. We support and promote products that are 100% reusable and we affiliate ourselves with manufacturers who are similarly committed to reusability. Our members can count on us to hold true to our organizational mission.
Cloth diapers are real diapers. We love cloth diapers!